Q: Are the certification cards of PADI and SSI recognized all over the world?
A: Yes, it doesn’t matter with which organization you have learned to dive. So if a PADI Open Water diver, for example, wants to dive with an SSI Dive centre, that’s perfectly fine. This counts certification cards of all dive organizations.
Q: I have done my Open Water Diver course with PADI, can I do my Advanced Course with SSI or the other way around?
A: Yes, you can cross between PADI and SSI as much as you like for the recreational dive levels. Their levels are quite similar and certification of another dive organization is totally accepted. As noted all standards are set forth by the RSTC (Recreational Scuba Training Council).
Q: If I forgot to bring my certification card with me and I don’t show up in the system, will I still be able to dive?
A: No, we need to see proof of certification before we take you on a dive, regardless of training agency or experience level.
Q: I want to do the PADI Open Water course with my family. Does everyone need to buy their own manual?
A: When doing PADI Courses – Yes, every student needs to purchase their own manual. Again, SSI does not require this – you are welcome to purchase one manual.